Book Club Day: The Headmaster’s Wager by Vincent Lam

America started because people left their country to seek a better life. While Vietnam might not be a Westerner’s vision of prosperity and success, it was the land of dreams for Percival, the headmaster in Vincent Lam’s  The Headmaster’s Wager (Hogarth).  Percival’s father left China for Vietnam to earn money for his family and Percival followed suit. […]

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Book Review: The Bracelet by Roberta Gately

The Bracelet by Roberta Gately

  Over the weekend, I had some quiet time to myself and actually finished a novel in one sitting. Technically it was in bed and I wasn’t sitting.  It’s still reading a book. Without mulling too much over my selection, I grabbed The Bracelet by Roberta Gately from my to-be-read pile. After losing her nursing […]

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Book Review: Ruins of Lace by Iris Anthony

Ruins of Lace by Iris Anthony

One of the best parts of Book Expo America is roaming the huge expo hall. I keep my ears open and chat with fellow attendees to learn what’s happening that day.  That’s how I ended up grabbing a copy of Ruins of Lace by Iris Anthony. I walked by a line for a book signing. […]

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November Book Club Announcement: The Headmaster’s Wager

Headmaster's Wager by Vincent Lam

A new month means a new book club feature for From Left to Write. In November we are reading Vincent Lam’s lastest novel, The Headmaster’s Wager (Hogarth). We’re doing a bit of arm chair traveling as Lam whisks readers to Vietnam, specifically to Saigon in the 1960s. Inspired by his grandfather’s actual English academy during the […]

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Book Tour: Heaven Should Fall by Rebecca Coleman

Hi everyone! Just popping in to write this before we get hit by the strongest part of Sandy.   We’re a stop on a blog book tour for Heaven Should Fall by Rebecca Coleman.  To whet your appetite, here’s an excerpt from the book: That was the last I saw of him for a long […]

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Review: One Good Deed by Erin McHugh

One Good Deed by Erin McHugh

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up One Good Deed: 365 Days of Trying to Be Just a Little Bit Better by Erin McHugh. Mostly I was worried about how I would feel when I read it. Which totally defeats the purpose of the author’s project. After discovering that one of her relative was […]

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